ASIMO made a first-ever appearance at the Taipei International Auto Show, which was held at the Taipei World Trade Center December 23, 2005 to January 1, 2006. Compared to similar events like the Tokyo Motor Show, which typically attracts 1.5 million visitors, the Taipei International Auto Show operates on a smaller scale, with some 50,000 visitors. Nevertheless, carmakers from around the world clearly see the event as a valuable opportunity to reach customers in the Taiwanese market, and vie for the public's attention with their newest models and concept cars.
As the only robotic presenter, ASIMO succeeded in attracting huge numbers of visitors to the Honda display. Featured along with production vehicles like the CR-V, Civic, Accord, Odyssey and Legend were presentation of Honda's technological leadership represented by the company's innovative jet engine and advanced humanoid robot.